Australian Native - Hickory Wattle - Acacia falcata
Australian Native - Hickory Wattle - Acacia falcata
Australian Native - Hickory Wattle - Acacia falcata
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Australian Native - Hickory Wattle - Acacia falcata

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The Hickory Wattle is an erect, tree-like shrub, native to Eastern Australia, reaching up to 4m with a slender trunk and falcate phyllodes to 15cm.  

The flowers occur in early winter on racemes which hold up to 20 quite tiny globular pale cream flower balls. They don’t flower prolifically every year, only when conditions suit, and particularly during dry spells.

The pod is between 5 and 12 cm long and about 6mm wide. It is a very distinctive blue grey and is slightly constricted between the seeds.  As they mature the seeds within the pods blacken. The pods can be quite a feature in their own right for quite a few weeks and are an important food source for birds who delight in eating them.

It is frost hardy, and responds to sunny, reasonably well drained positions in most soils.  They are a reliably hardy though short lived shrub, typically living only 5 to 10 years.

Pour hot water over seed and let stand overnight.  Sow in Spring, using quality seedling medium.  Germination approx. 3 - 4 weeks.

10 seeds per packet